Washington, Feb 15 : Singer Amy Winehouse's dad has expressed his thanks to a British newspaper for publishing a video showing the singer taking drugs, saying it compelled her to enter rehab.
Mitch Winehouse thanked British newspaper The Sun and said that it did the right thing by publishing the crack footage.
"Thanks must go to The Sun for publishing the drugs video that helped turn my daughter's life around. Amy really wanted to get better herself this time - that was the most important factor in any recovery," Contactmusoc quoted him as saying.
"But The Sun showing a film of Amy at her lowest gave her that extra kick she needed. The video turned out to be a blessing - as it led to my daughter going into rehab," he added.
Mitch said that he is now sure that the singer will complete her comeback at the forthcoming Brit Awards on 20 February (08).
"The Grammys were Amy's first goal and her next is to go to the Brit Awards, where she wants to be well enough to appear in person," he added.
Winehouse checked into a rehab clinic in London last month (Jan08) after a video showing the star allegedly taking a variety of illegal substances was published on the newspaper website.